#SPOTTED: TARON EGERTON + HUGH JACKMAN IN TORONTO FOR “EDDIE THE EAGLE”
The weather could not stop Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton from letting Eddie fly! The Duo after being scheduled for the Canadian Premiere of Sports Biopic EDDIE THE EAGLE at Scotiabank Theatre had unforeseen delays preventing them from leaving New York in time for last night’s Red Carpet. Attending however was Actor/Director Dexter Fletcher, treating last night’s audience to a Q&A. More on that here.
Welsh-born Egerton, who was just at the BAFTAs this weekend, gained many new Fans last year in breakout hit KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE. Although we were expecting to see him at TIFF alongside Tom Hardy for LEGEND, today would be the day – a snowy afternoon with traffic moving at a pedestrian pace.
Despite being in a rush, Egerton stopped for Fans quickly after a morning of Press, before heading out to CTV‘s THE SOCIAL where he and Co-Star Hugh Jackman would appear.
We spotted Jackman in a t-shirt, jeans and a handful of bags heading into his SUV, apologizing that he didn’t have time to stop today. Hughly..errr… we mean highly forgivable as he has been wonderful to the City, starring in a one-man show at Princess of Wales Theatre Summer 2011 greeting fans daily, the Premiere of Real Steel and his last visit here TIFF ’13 for Prisoners.
EDDIE THE EAGLE centers on Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards (Egerton) who competed at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics without funding or sponsorship. After placing last in two ski jumping events for Great Britain, he became an example of “heroic failure”, celebrated and becoming a star in his own right with a career which saw him authoring a book and several television appearances. The Film hones in on his battle to compete after he sparked several changes in rules and regulations to qualify for the Olympics, and also his relationship with imaginary mentor Bronson Peary (Jackson).
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20th Century Fox Canada release EDDIE THE EAGLE Friday, February 26, 2016.
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)